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    Improperly Stored Gun Kills 11-Year-Old Boy in Garden Hill First Nation

    April 20, 2017
    Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba

    An 11-year-old is dead after a group of boys found an improperly stored gun in a home in Garden Hill First Nation, Man., RCMP said.

    On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., RCMP received a call from the northern community’s nursing station that a child had been shot.

    When officers arrived at the home, they found an 11-year-old boy with life-threatening conditions. The boy later died from his injuries.

    After RCMP investigated they said three boys, aged 12, 11 and 11, were playing in a home and found “an improperly stored firearm.”

    When the 12-year-old was handling the gun, it discharged and hit the 11-year-old.

    RCMP arrested the 12-year-old and his 36-year-old father. The boy has been charged with criminal negligence causing death. The father will be charged with careless storage of a firearm.

    They have both been released from custody.

    RCMP are continuing to investigate.

    Garden Hill First Nation is a fly-in community about 500 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.

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    Improperly Stored Gun Kills 11-Year-Old Boy in Garden Hill First Nation

    Um, no.

    A 12 year old who found an improperly stored gun killed an 11 year old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulchaser View Post
    Improperly Stored Gun Kills 11-Year-Old Boy in Garden Hill First Nation

    Um, no.

    A 12 year old who found an improperly stored gun killed an 11 year old.
    How about the dad... or whomever's gun it was, they must bear some responsibility...no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce-deuce View Post
    How about the dad... or whomever's gun it was, they must bear some responsibility...no?
    Father was charged with improper storage. There's so much fail going on with this story it makes your stomach turn. All that being said, the gun had no more ability to kill the kid than a baseball bat or a tire iron. The humans are the morons here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blacksmithden View Post
    Father was charged with improper storage. There's so much fail going on with this story it makes your stomach turn. All that being said, the gun had no more ability to kill the kid than a baseball bat or a tire iron. The humans are the morons here.
    It's true what you say... I'm not typically a fan of storage laws. I do think there is a responsibility to ensure untrained children can't hurt themselves or others. You know, kinda like how I don't let my kids drive the cars.

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    And this makes the news, as it always will. That study a week or two ago claiming hundreds of "youth" were killed or injured each year by guns in Canada was complete crap.
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    Having a loaded firearm handy at all times in a remote village is pretty common.

    I would figure a 12 year old native kid on reserve would already be well versed in handling/using firearms. Natives usually hunt and kids learn about it from a young age, even younger than 12.

    Very tragic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soulchaser View Post
    A 12 year old who found an improperly stored gun killed an 11 year old.
    My son just turned 11 and I don't have him shooting yet (wife and I don't quite see eye to eye on an appropriate age) but I have been preparing him. When I read this article yesterday I quizzed him on the 4 rules of gun safety (he nailed it) and I quizzed him on what to do if he or a group of friends finds a gun and also what to do if one of his friends picks it up. Passed that one to. Though if friend X has no safety training tragedy can still ensue. Imagine (speaking to the choir I know) if basic firearms safety was taught in elementary school.
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    I grew up to Never point a gun at anyone. Our kids the same. Accidents can't happen if this simple law is never broken.
    And no, I never saw a gun try to kill anyone on its own!

    I'd be no good at paintball, as the rules are so engrained in my mind.....
    Even as kids playing "cowboys and Injuns" we all shot wide!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    Having a loaded firearm handy at all times in a remote village is pretty common.

    I would figure a 12 year old native kid on reserve would already be well versed in handling/using firearms. Natives usually hunt and kids learn about it from a young age, even younger than 12.

    Very tragic.
    There is of course another possibility....

    It WASN'T an accident and the 12 year old intentionally shot the 11 year old.

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